... Creating Families,
            4 Paws At A Time

Every day innocent pets are left homeless and abandoned in Chicagoland. Adopt-A-Pet has found loving homes for over 15,000 of those cats and dogs.

If you are looking for a family pet, consider adopting a wonderful pet from Adopt-A-Pet. Most of our cats and dogs are kept in foster homes, where they live as part of a family. Not only is this beneficial for the animal, but it also helps us create a purrfect match between an animal and a prospective adopter.


Help Adopt-A-Pet spring that next pet out of the pound
and into a home!

Celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining us for our “SPRING-A-PET” event

March 21, 2015
1915 Holste Rd, Northbrook

All Pets and Kids Welcome

  • Easter Bunny or Spring theme photos by Pro Photographer Marc Perlish!
  • Games and Prizes
  • Paw Print Painting
  • Spring Boutique & Easter Baskets
  • Refreshments and more!
  • Plus, a special appearance by: Esteemed Animal Communicator Denise Norberg-Johnson from Defyning Moments/Animals Know! Helping you connect with the animals you love!

While most of us are looking forward to the season’s time of renewal, a massive number of animals still face an uncertain fate. We’re asking you to help Adopt-A-Pet spring those animals from their cells to start a new life in the new season. Join us at our Spring-A-Pet open house to help us raise the funds to care for these animals. Have some refreshments. Take home an adorable portrait of your pet with the Easter Bunny or Spring theme. Have our Animal Communicator connect with your pet. Have your dog create a paw print painting masterpiece. Buy a raffle ticket. Treat your dog to some homemade biscuits. Create your own doggy Easter Basket. Or just hop in to give some words of encouragement and a smile. We always love seeing all of you.

Walk-ins welcome, or secure your appointment today for Animal Communicator or Photographs by calling or emailing 847-272-4141 or 847-550-9690 or info@adoptapet-il.org.

Click here to download flyer.


Unlike many organizations, we only ask for your help once a year. This is our only big fundraiser so please make sure to buy as many tickets as possible and sell them to friends and family too. The animals are depending on you more than ever. Please don’t let them down! EVERY TICKET SOLD REALLY HELPS, AND EVERY CENT GOES TO THE ANIMALS!

You may print as many Raffle tickets as you need, and photocopy them as well. Don’t want to take the time to fill every one of them out? Just sent us one, tell us the quantity you’re sending a donation for, and our Elves will fill out the tickets for you and drop them into our lucky bucket!

Click here to download raffle tickets and return stub.

There’s lots of great prizes (see list here). And as we always say, even though everyone might not win a raffle prize, everyone does win something of greater value: The satisfaction of knowing that you helped save a little life!

Drawing will be held Mar. 31, 2015. Winners notified by email or phone.

Read our current newsletter

Click here!


Adopt-A-Pet has a new dog-walking program for our dogs fostered at Wilmette Pet.

If you like dogs and like walking, this program is for you! If you are under 18, ask a parent to do this with you ... it’s a fun thing to do together. To volunteer, just attend a Dog-Walking Orientation. They are held the first Saturday of each month (except March will be the 2nd Sat.) at:

Wilmette Pet Center
625 Green Bay Rd.
12:00-1:00 pm.

​​Sign up by emailing Marion at:redmarion77@comcast.net.

(Note: This orientation is for dog-walking volunteers only. If you are interested in becoming a full-fledged Adopt-A-Pet volunteer and helping with events, adoptions, or becoming a foster home, please see below for New Volunteer Orientation dates.)


Don’t throw it away!

Recycle paper and pets by bringing paper shreds to Wilmette Pet Center – Your Adopt-A-Pet Center!

625 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette, IL
Call 847-251-6750 for store hours and more info.

Help! Anyone who has access to paper shreds for Adopt-A-Pet dogs and cats fostered at Wilmette Pet Center!

Do you shred your personal mail at home? Does your school or business shred documents? Wilmette Pet Center devotes their entire cage space, staff and resources to shelter dogs and cats - effectively becoming a satellite adoption center for Adopt-A-Pet.

Wilmette Pet Center averages 10 rescued dogs and cats weekly and paper shreds keep them safe clean, and warm!

We would appreciate any shredded material that you can donate that:

  • Does not contain staples or other non-digestible debris
  • Is not newspaper, as the print comes off and dirties the cages and animals
  • Long single cut strands are preferred, cross-cut tends to be too dusty for bedding

Please pass this along to anyone you may know that can help!

If getting the shreds to the store is logistically impossible for you, please email Info@adoptapet-il.org and we will try to arrange a closer drop-off point or a pickup.

Thank you!

Next New Volunteer Orientation:

Sat. Jan 10, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire

Sun. Feb 15, 2015 - 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Ct.

Sun. Mar 22, 2015 - 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd.

Sun. Apr 26, 2015 - 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd. For more info click here: Volunteering flier

Registration required. Email:volunteer@adoptapet-il.org.

Adopt-A-Pet is an all-volunteer group. We are always in need of more dedicated volunteers. Come spend a morning to learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can join with us to help save more animals' lives. Email us to register or to be put on our email reminder list.

Adorable Cartoon Animal Rescue Shirts for the Crazy Dog Guys and the Crazy Cat Ladies in your life!  Tee’s, Tanks, Sweats, Hoodies!     


$5 of every item sold goes to our animals!  Over 30 awesome designs – be sure to scroll down and check out the backs – they’re all two-sided, with different sayings!

Get them here!   http://www.lacroixtees.com/animal-rescue/AdoptAPetInc/

(if link does not work, copy and paste into your address bar)

Wondering how can you help??? ... please take a moment to watch this short inspirational video.

Unconditional Love

Can you offer temporary space and a little TLC to a dog, cat, puppy or kitten awaiting its permanent home?

Adopt-A-Pet seeks interim foster care for orphaned pets, many urgently needing rescue from death row at high-kill pounds.  

Medical expenses are fully paid.
Food and supplies provided.
A close match to your preference is attempted.

Sadly, the number we can assist is limited to the availability of foster people willing to open their hearts and their homes.

Your help can literally save a precious life!
Call 847-550-9690 or email:   volunteer@adoptapet-il.org

Click here for more info!

Please note our new phone number:  847-550-9690.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:         

1. Drop off your shredded paper for cage bedding for our pets fostered at Wilmette Pet Center (no staples or newsprint, please.)

2.  Check out our Wish List under the How To Help tab.

3. Donate your time.  Attend a New Volunteer Orientation.

4. Foster a Pet! Help save one more life by welcoming a foster dog or cat into your family.

5. Buy a  t-shirt and raise funds for our homeless pets.